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CS/SB 7040 — Workforce Development

by Fiscal Policy Committee and Commerce and Tourism Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill modifies Florida’s current program for workforce services in order to implement the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The bill provides membership guidelines for the board of directors of CareerSource Florida, Inc., and the local workforce development boards. The bill requires the state workforce development plan to be based on a 4-year strategic and operational plan.

The bill requires the Florida Department of Education and CareerSource Florida, Inc., to enter into a memorandum of understanding to ensure the state plan is in compliance with federal law. One-stop delivery partners and local workforce development boards are also required to enter into a memorandum of understanding regarding infrastructure cost-sharing.

The bill also clarifies that active duty employment protections apply to National Guard members of any state.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 115-0